Carl Fogarty had a big off at Dirt Quake, suffered ten broken ribs, a broken shoulder and a punctured lung after his spill from his Triumph and then promised his wife Michaela that he was finished with racing for good.

The four-times World Superbike winner, told fans on social media: “Well Sunday was going mega @dirtquake won five out of six race heats.

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“Errr then had a little crash. Two broken ribs a punctured lung and a broken shoulder blade. Nothing really too bad.”

He later added: “The rib count is now up too 10 broke!!” (sic)

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Fogarty, who retired from the superbike track in 2000, has promised wife Michaela he will not be racing again. He said: “That’s it now. I am not going to race anymore. It’s going to take me a while to heal from this one!”

Event organiser Neil Duncanson said: “Carl Fogarty had a massive crash in the Hooligan final and after the race was stopped he was taken away by ambulance, then airlifted to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with a broken shoulder, broken ribs and a collapsed lung. He’s doing ok, but it was pretty spectacular stuff.”

Tony Carter

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